April 10, 2024

Hello, Kelly. Welcome back; welcome also, Patti:

I’m still adjusting to our new computer-writing program. I hate it already (but may adapt)! For example, the old program’s spell check had one key. The new program has morphed from that beautiful simplicity to an arena called “Editing”, and to a heading called “EDITOR” which introduces “Corrections” (spelling and grammar), and “Refinements” “Clarity, Conciseness, Formality, Inclusiveness, Punctuation Conventions, Resume, Sensitive Geopolitical References, Vocabulary”, Etc. “Similarity:” “Insights” Document “stats.” Lastly, “Feedback- tell us what you think about EDITOR.”
Answer: Questions remain. For example, it promotes that enfeebling WOKE concept of “inclusiveness”, which is just another word for clutter. It is rumored there was a special AI “conscience key” designed for Democratic Party leaders, which activated a buzzer when a lie was detected, in a (futile) attempt to keep them honest. This innovation was removed from
inventory due to incessant buzzing.

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A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi, Kelly:

Just an opening note. I am repelled by any inappropriate reference to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If Trump participates in this sort of sacrilege, I do not hesitate to condemn it. I am not embarrassed or shy about defending my Christian religion, which is Roman Catholic. With few exceptions, I always defend others as well, though I condemn Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill’s praise in support of Putin’s Ukrainian war. I pity atheists, agnostics, and those who do not believe in eternity. I guess life on earth for these folks amounts to something like “Well, I was born here, as all my ancestors were. We just sort of come together, live for various lengths of time, join in human activities, good and bad, then we just disappear.” Doesn’t make sense to me.

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As to the criminal charges brought against Trump, they are evidence of the demise of American jurisprudence, a mockery of the rule of law. I don’t just disagree with what so many judges, DAs, AJs, and their minions have done to the law in America, I firmly believe that our Constitutional system has fallen into the hands of enemies of the Republic.

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Trump’s “increasing his use of dehumanizing (“they’re animals”) and darkly apocalyptic language” are expressions of that rarest of political commodities, truth. Israel was attacked by “animals” who murdered, tortured, mutilated and kidnapped 1,400 innocent partygoers on November 7th , 2023. What they did to women was Devilish. His speaking about monstrous weapons and an “Oppenheimer-like doomsday” are not fantastical descriptions or a “wallowing in fear, doom, threat, and violence.” Normal people, during normal times, should never live in fear. But reasonable people should be fearful, if that fear motivates intelligent preparation against serious threats to life and freedom – as do China, Russia, etc.
In America’s case, there is strong expert military consensus identifying post-Soviet Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and numerous smaller Islamic theocracies, as “imminent” threats to Western civilization. Israel, and America in particular, are vulnerable, rated “very weak,” on defense; unprepared to defend themselves on two fronts simultaneously, now even questionable on a single front fight. As for myself, I have great confidence in particular relevant Marion apparitions approved in the Catholic Church, which agree with military assessments. I’m aware of the sharp skepticism expressed by unbelievers. This is no surprise; it has never been otherwise. As a thoroughly personal matter, I believe we are most vulnerable this year. I am certainly not some sort of prophet! I’m also not a pessimist. I’m just a conservative, traditional Catholic writing as a realist, scrutinizing pertinent facts as I can see them. In the present case, both the best military estimates and the apparitions agree. Whether you agree as well, or not, is irrelevant. The facts will out, as the Bard has said.

The news from Washington today is dire relative to Ukraine (even Israel!). Congress, especially Republicans, have turned against our best friends. We are betraying them, and we will pay dearly for this betrayal. Israel is the last hope for democracy in the Middle East. Ukraine is the last hope for peace in Europe.
This is a time of diluted democracy and the absence of a strategic Western goal. We’re into the playoffs without a game plan. The bulwarks against fascism, communism, terrorist Jihadism, and just plain crime, are Israel and Ukraine. Without them – Kraken.

 


 

The events speeding up the approach of global war should now be obvious to everyone. Many would mark the beginning when Russia attacked the nation of Georgia in 2008. Russia just took what they wanted, and still retains 20% of Georgia's land. Russia was scolded by the West for its bloody aggression, but nothing was done.

Then we have Russia's annexation of Crimea on 18 March 2014. By 24 March 2014 it was completed. Again, NATO and the Free World did nothing but scold. Putin was just being naughty, again.

So, no one should have been surprised when Russia's appetite, aroused again for an easy meal, finally focused on the whole of Ukraine. When you facilitate a serial killer, you will get more murder. From Putin's point of view this would simply be another scalp for his imperial coup stick - another virtually uncontested weekend war.

However, as tyrants typically do, he overplayed his hand. Though the Free World again howled with indignation, they did very little when it counted most. NATO did not unequivocally tell the world that it would back Ukraine to actually win the war. Instead, NATO promised only nebulous support for Ukraine for "as long as it takes." The problem here is that NATO is not in command of time; if help is needed immediately, help at a time uncertain is insufficient - "for want of a nail the war may be lost."

Our national defense, with its famous "military industrial complex" is proving to be a Potemkin-like fraud. We are abandoning Ukraine in the middle of the fight because our government lacks a strategic objective. We lack effective leadership at a time when nuclear war is imminent. Ukraine's military is superb; despite being out-gunned and out-manned 10-to-1, they have destroyed a third of the vaunted Russian Black Sea fleet and nearly 300,000 enemy soldiers. Our lack of a strategic objective concerning Israel is identical to that of Ukraine. Both wars must be won or Western civilization will collapse into an Eastern Islamo-Communist nightmare. It's a sort of demonic challenge multiplied by the billions, with Communist China, N. Korea, post-Soviet Russia, and Islamic theocracies.

Our enemies in this swiftly glowering war cloud are seeking this war. They, Russia, China, N. Korea, Iran, and other Islamic forces, justify it as an exceptional opportunity; the Western powers are greedy, weak, degenerate, and unable to see the immediate danger facing them. This situation will clearly not end with a whimper. It will end with hypersonic nuclear missile bangs, due to enemy overreach, frustration, and miscalculation. On the enemy side, this will be the greatest pyrrhic victory in human history. (Just my humble, unhappy, inexpert opinion)

I cannot write about a happy future when all I see ahead is confusion, chaos, and war. Our present administration has spent three years assuring this outcome, which at least half the American citizenship refuse to acknowledge. Mesmerized, we watch 10-million illegal aliens (hundreds of thousands dedicated terrorists) flood across our borders with impunity - and do nothing. Expecting nothing? Inexplicably, our president has facilitated hundreds of thousands more by plane. Our military is being attacked in Syria as we do nothing. Our industries are not on a war footing, ie: making planes, bombs, and drones in meaningful numbers. Our support for Ukraine and Israel is waning, as Biden attempts to instruct Israel on warfighting. We have forgotten that 90 percent of assistance to Ukraine goes into US war industries, not in cash to Ukraine.

Listen to retired General Ben Hodges! If it were not for his recent anti-Trump opinion (I see no realistic option to Trump in this emergency) I would wish him in as V.P. Absent that possibility, why don't we ever hear of Mike Pompeo? He lead the CIA when it was honorable, the State Department as well. He is a brilliant, quintessential leader, of sterling moral character.

(Note: Too much stuff; too little time.)

 


 

I wish a very joyful Easter season to every person of good will!

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It's about time for a little good news for the nation. "The triumphant USA is now producing more oil and gas than any nation ever has. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in January that US domestic production of crude oil for September 2023 set a new all-time high of 13,247,000 barrels per day. Happy fact: it was the most oil any nation on earth had ever managed to produce in a single month." (David Blackmon, March 26, 2024.)

We're energy independent again, despite every effort by Democrats to force us into electric vehicles and cut off pipelines. "Whereas [from H. Res. 987) then-candidate Joe Biden is quoted as saying, “I will end fossil fuels.” He can't do it now! It's fun to read all of the 32 "Whereases" in House Resolution 987, which Resolved, That the House of Representatives— (1) denounces the harmful anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration; [Etc.]. Whereas President Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, preventing over 11,000 jobs, hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil per day, and millions in revenue." How sweet it is - "the light, sweet grade of oil being produced from US shale" that is.
"By 2012, production from Texas, which had amounted to just a little more than 1 million bpd in 2008, had risen to 3 million bpd. In November 2023, Texas produced 5,657,000 bpd, and would rank as the 4th biggest producing nation on earth if it were a standalone country." This is all due to American technical innovation, the fact that most of the oil-bearing ground is privately, not federally owned, and, best of all, "a timely law signed by Barack Obama. He probably didn’t really realize it at the time, but former President Barack Obama essentially issued a full speed ahead order in December 2015, when he signed an omnibus spending bill into law that contained language repealing a 1975 ban on exports of US crude oil." Now, if we can kick-start our famous military industrial complex to give Lend-Lease support to Ukraine and Israel, with the same determination, they will crush Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, and the world will be much safer. That means putting America on a war footing. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition - in that order!

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America has six stated Constitutional goals: "to form a more perfect union, to establish justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of liberty." It seems to me that the "common defense" should come before the others, or we will lose those "blessings of liberty" we have so dearly won. That means we have to fight those who would take our liberty. In World War II we had to fight Hitler, the Imperial Japanese Army, and Mussolini. The war took 6 years because America was late to the fight. However, once we became "Freedom's Forge", producing one third of all allied armaments during that war, nothing could stop us. At that time, we were able to turn on a dime.

Today, hypersonic nuclear missiles provide no trustworthy options to military readiness. The only meaningful deterrence to Chinese, Russian, Iranian, and North Koran threats is to provide a clearly audible NATO sound - that of the click of a nuclear trigger being moved from the safe to the firing position. Not a "hair trigger" but a trigger off of the "safe" position. This establishes a limit rational persons respect, "Thus far and no further" as France has notified Russia about its border. The enemy must understand that further aggression will trigger an immediate nuclear reaction, ending their gamesmanship in a nuclear vapor. In Yankee parlance, it's a "triple dog dare!" No room for misunderstanding here.

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A short book recommendation: Peter Schweizer's Blood Money. See how the Chinese Communist Party drugs America, with our help.

 

3-20-2024

I grow tired of writing about world conditions each week, but those conditions threaten those of us trying to live in a peaceful democracy. Most of our world has not adopted peaceful democratic order; they live in aggressive, murderous dictatorships or bloody psychopathic theocracies (or under their control). That causes the conflict within the world's population, which has never known total peace.

What distinguishes these nations among themselves is freedom, its presence or absence. History shows us that nations without civic freedom tend to be sociopathic, fundamentally violent. I can't think of any exception to this rule. Dictatorships are responsible for culling humanity of hundreds of millions of innocent human beings over millennia. It's an evil of antediluvian heritage, with Cain being the first felon. A second fatal flaw of dictatorships is their abhorrence of Judeo-Christian virtue; they lack the necessary healthy conscience to do good and avoid evil.

So, it's the same old evil guys that keep plunging our world into bloody chaos. Christian democratic nations often identify dictators as forerunners of the Antichrist, the evilest being of all creation. From WWII we can clearly see this ancient evil in Stalin, Hitler, and their minions. Nazism was destroyed, but the USSR has morphed into the Russian Federation, with identical DNA.

Why do these demonic dictatorships persist? Their all-consuming passion is to acquire power, supreme power, Godless power. Their motto has always been "Might makes right." Today they comprise China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and all those who support them. These slave states hold tenaciously to their motto. Opposed to this tyranny are nations comprising the "Free World", including America, 32 nations of NATO, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. Our motto is understood to be "Peace through strength," but we have abandoned this ideal for convenience and the good life. However, no strength, no peace. The Free World is unprepared to defend against China and Russia, et al on the eve of destruction. The Free World is dying for lack of leadership (e.g. Secretary of Defense Gen. Lloyd Austin, Gen. Mark Milley former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Q. Brown Jr.). Woke losers all. Then there's the lengthy roster of even more colorful Cabinet clowns and freaks.

This wordy preamble is trying to focus on America's immediate self-inflicted vulnerability as we face our global foes.
Headlines today: "Communist Cuba on Brink of Collapse..."It's America's shame that Cuba, as a communist threat, wasn't overthrown long ago. Watch now as we take no action while China, and/or Russia, savoring the sweet smell of weakness, move in, again, 90 miles away. We have made too many near fatal mistakes of judgment. This is how republics die. Elsewhere: "Judge gives illegal felon right to firearms." No nation can survive such apparent congenital stupidity while fighting enemies of "normal" sense. We cannot continue to play by the Marques of Queensberry's rules while our enemies engage Jack the Ripper tactics. Israel and Ukraine are our FRIENDS. We will need lots of friends as the coming big war evolves. Let's help them full bore. Our problem today is recognizing that the Biden regime is cancer of a treasonous nature, on a scale unique to American history causing national disintegration. The only person tough and savvy enough to bind the wounds is Donald Trump; he well knows the enemy, both foreign and domestic, though his opposition to Ukraine/Israeli assistance is almost enough for me to withhold my vote.

But the perpetual danger lies in ignoring God: 2 Chronicles 7:14 New King James Version (NKJV) If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

If we don't act, trusting God, we may as well follow Biden's white flag and kneel to the enemy. But they'll have to take my dusty M1 first.

 

I'm having to shoehorn this week's REALITIES into the paper during significant technical changes, so I have to keep it short.

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A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hi Kelly,

Sometime soon I'm going to list all of the evidence I can find to substantiate the claim that America is a Christian nation. That will take more space than what is available to me today. But you say, "I cannot forget the silly thing about St. Augustine [Fla.]." Clearly, you do not appreciate the traditional power of "Dibbs," which can be traced to a time in antiquity, even before my childhood, when a man's Dibbs! was his bond, when Dibbsters everywhere had a sense of hopeful certainty and security in cultural transactions. But it's true, the tradition of Dibbs is slightly disfavored today as a surety measure. That's too bad because it was a quick, easy, and cheap way to establish a dubious right.

It is certainly true that our Constitution does prohibit the establishment of a state religion. But, as usual Kelly, you join those many folks who don't understand this clause, you misinterpret the meaning. The word "establishment" here has nothing to do with the "separation" of church and state as liberals typically misunderstand it. On the contrary, the Founders each encouraged religion. The "establishment" they rejected was like the religion in England at the time, where the religion was legally "established" as being the official state church, the upkeep which was (and is today) paid for out of national taxes. An English subject, for example, could not practice his religion if he were Catholic. Catholics, particularly during Elizabeth's reign (particularly priests), could be hunted, arrested, and "drawn and quartered" if caught in country. Most people believed in God and took religion seriously in those days.

As a kid I enjoyed asking people to identify the "longest word in the English language" said to be Antidisestablishmentarianism, a political position that originated in 1850s Britain. "[This] position opposed proposals at that time to remove the Anglican Church's status as the established church of England, Ireland, and Wales." The so-called "wall of separation between church and state" was a term coined by Thomas Jefferson, referring to these "official" state churches, as in England. The Antidisestablishmentarianism folks won the argument, and the "established" church remains there to this day - but never in America. Except for the "Dibbs" reference, all last week's history on St. Augustine, Florida is accurate.

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Last week's State of the Union extravaganza was indeed a "pow, pow, pow case" (Peggy Noonan) for Biden. Methamphetamine and its cousins do have that pow effect. The State of the Union resurrection of Joe Biden's mind was both spectacular and short-lived. His next day hangover shows that feisty performance was truly off the shelf. I bet they kept some Narcan handy.

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Your last remark "...only cobwebs will remain" sadly seems more appropriate viewing this nation's future as military support for Ukraine and Israel are abandoned. True, by every standard financial measure, we can't afford to assist any of our allies. But, by golly, we're determined to show God just how to heal His weather patterns, transmogrify His human creatures, and popularize pornography for children. We have become a proud and foolish people who are headed into unprecedented disaster near this year's election. We've been practicing the art of unpreparedness too long. The present administration has washed away the patrimony for 10 million American citizens with a torrential flood of criminal aliens. We've cast our freedoms before the enemy.

If, like Belshazzar, we are weighed in the balance and found wanting, maybe Artificial Intelligence can save us?

 

2-28-2024

A response to Pat Collins' letter:

Hi Pat,

I fully embrace my "responsibility" to tell the truth regardless of consequences. I always expect to be challenged on alleged facts. But today I think naïveté weakens your challenge.

Trump deserves treble damages for the defamatory blitzkrieg he has endured from Democrats and their Deep State minions since he won the presidency. But if we are to use "Barnum" in the same sentence with Trump, let's be fair. The Smithsonian tells us he was a slave-owning Democrat."But by then [Civil War] I was a Democrat—one of those nondescript Democrats, who are Northern men with Southern principles." He also won a seat, as a Democrat, on the Connecticut General Assembly in 1865. There is a parallel here; however, while Barnum fooled gullible Americans, Biden continues to do so, but on an exponentially larger scale. And that's a fact.

The kraken-like body of criminal evidence on Joe Biden should, by now, terrify every Democrat loyalist, as well as right-thinking American citizen. The evidence, you might say, is prima facie beyond any conceivable doubt. Reasonable people should be astonished at the scope of criminal treachery that legal operatives like: U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Judge Arthur Engoron, Attorney General Letitia James, District attorney Fani Willis, Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade, Judge Juan Merchan, Judge Tanya Chutkan, Special Counsel Jack Smith, District Attorney Alvin Bragg, and Andrew A. Weissmann -- treacherous Deep State Democrat minions - cause. So much for "equal justice under law”. More than one Fani needs to be kicked out of our legal system here. Having to witness and endure the machinations of this Star Chamber gang forces an indelible contempt for today's brand of law. The felons control the bench! Hamilton was wrong in Federalist No. 78, when he says, "the judiciary branch is the weakest because it has no influence over either the sword or the purse...it may truly be said to have neither force nor will, but merely judgment". But corrupt judicial judgment can annihilate the Republic, as the above judicial felons are doing.

Trumped-up charges include 44 federal charges and 47 state charges, all of them felonies, including racketeering charges in Georgia.
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A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:
Hey Kelly, we've had the Golden Gloves for a long time, why not Golden Shoes?
I will avoid responding to your second paragraph allegations because they are ridiculous in themselves and frantically delivered.

About "negotiation and compromise", some issues cannot be compromised, like the question of legality in the Russian war against Ukraine, with a total number of deaths approaching a half-million, forced emigration in the millions, and destruction of hospitals, schools, and living spaces in near millions. Russia is, again, evil, Ukraine innocent. This is a classic Natural Law question, as well as civil and criminal. America has a duty to help Ukraine and should separate the congressional bills between our border emergency and our Ukraine emergency; both emergencies caused by Democratic Party policies. We will, very soon, find out how infinitely more expensive it will be for Americans, in blood and money, when our abandonment of Ukraine facilitates WWIII. It's way past time for America to "get religion."
Conservatives place "a woman's reproductive health" at the highest priority - right up there with the right to life itself with all little preborn boys and girls. There's nothing so beautiful as a newborn baby. Let's preserve the health of both mother and baby.

No sane American "extols" Putin, but Biden has traded with the enemy for millions from Putin's Russia, as well as communist China and a half-dozen other foreign enemies.

America was a "Christian nation" from the beginning - that's a fact. St. Agustine, Florida, "The longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States – more commonly called the "Nation's Oldest City." "St. Augustine, Florida was settled by [Catholic] Spanish explorers long before Jamestown and the Plymouth Colony."
No more time.

 

Welcome back, Patti Walker, Pat Collins, and Kelly Scoles. It's great to confront so many opinions freely and publically. Look what happens when this is attempted in Putin's Russia, North Korea, Iran, or communist China - all slave states. God bless America, where a person can call the president a liar, thief, and a traitor, without being shot, poisoned, imprisoned in Siberia, or thrown from a high-rise building. Too bad our Congress rejects Ukraine's right to continue to enjoy these same freedoms.

As usual, time and space are scarce this week. I may have to cut back a little.

Hello Patti Walker. Very nice to hear from you again. Thanks for reminding us that Senator Ted Cruz tried to get H.R.2 through the Senate, which would have essentially fixed the border scandal, but was defeated by Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer who would not bring the bill to the floor. Remember also, Schumer was the radically liberal guy who publicly threatened two Supreme Court Justices (a felony) for their conservative voting.

Hello again, Kelly Scoles. Well, Kelly, I don't think your Monopoly Man monocle example of a "Mandela Effect" is valid. Most people know it's the Peanut Man with the monocle, and Mickey Mouse wore button-down pants, before he transitioned.
You ask, "But what is it called when people hear something of consequence but dismiss it?" We might mention here the infamous "Biden Effect" where he "never partnered with son Hunter", and the laptop was proven to be "Russian disinformation" by 50 former intelligence officers.

Trump's anger over NATO's general failure to provide the promised 2 percent of GNP for defense is an understandable hyperbolic reaction. Except for a couple of NATO states, most have been delinquent for years. The one million promised 155mm artillery rounds have not been delivered, while North Korea is reported to have delivered three million rounds to Russia. This failure to deliver is killing Ukraine.

Any Trump expression of approval for Putin, as far as I'm concerned, is wrong under any circumstances. Putin, in my opinion, is a miniature antichrist. He's possessed; and that's all I have to say about that, as a Judeo-Christian.
Tucker Carlson facing Putin acted like a little boy, too timid to ask the important questions. In his ignorance, Carlson has savagely insulted President Zelenskyy, even calling him a "rat". Carlson was, I agree, "pathetically sycophantic”. I'm no longer a fan. Putin certainly does know "how [conveniently] gullible half the American electorate is". Naive thinking like this sickens me; the deadliest American cultural weakness. I recall, with disgust, sentimental stupidity in President George Bush's remarks about Putin: " “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy,”... “I was able to get a sense of his soul." Americans in general don't understand the satanic danger in communism. I grew up having received a strong sense of this deadly reality from my schooling. This is no longer taught; we've become utterly naive. Communism is pure evil, the greatest murdering machine of all time to date; never to be trusted. Seeking treaties of trust with communist regimes is a fool's errand, in which Americans specialize, never seeming to learn.

Hello Jean McLeod:

I apologize for so little space this week. Thanks for contributing. I can only say that I agree with your point of view completely. Write in again!

I believe that if Ukraine loses to Russia World War III will erupt. Indeed, I think it has begun. America is beginning to abandon Ukraine, and possibly Israel. Both nations are strong allies of this country, as are Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. Stop calling China a mere "adversary"! It is a self-declared "enemy" who has thoroughly infiltrated America; 400,000 PRC students in US colleges and universities; 22,000 illegal Chinese crossed the southern border in the past few months. The Chinese are buying-up US farmland in hundreds of thousands of acres, near military bases. I have the greatest respect for Chinese people. I have no respect for the Chinese Communist Party - our greatest military threat.

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UKRAINE: Just learned that Ukraine (out-gunned 10-1) has retreated from the city of Avdiivka, fought over for months. They ran out of ammo. So much for our promise to assist "as long as it takes." I'm beginning to hate Republicans as well as Democrats. Now we will soon begin to pay the Russian piper directly, with our blood. While we are thinking about defending Taiwan, and NATO, as well as Israel (all in jeopardy), we will be shocked to see our own military unreadiness. Our weakness is betraying all of our friends. Go back and read the brilliant paper from Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA): (hhttps://cepa.org: It's Costing Peanuts for the US to Defeat Russia. (Nov 18, 2022) Ukraine has lost 300,000 men and most of its infrastructure defending against Russia, with millions having to emigrate, emigration being the enemy's most effective, non-kinetic weapon today. Let's hear it for Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States! (Had to patch this in as Ukraine may now be losing to Russia, thanks to our betrayal.)

Those who oppose assisting Ukraine and/or Israel are too dangerous and/or stupid to be in Congress. The deliberate collapse of our borders is an emergency situation. The possible defeat of Ukraine is also an emergency. That Israel may have to nuke Iran, causes alarms to sound. These things will force us into war - one, world-wide, the other civil, facilitated by our treacherous Fourth Estate.

I feel like I'm re-living a grotesque reversal of a 1950s movie matinee moment, when the cartoons ended with a Disney musical climax and announcement: "That's all folks!"

 

Well, I'm pleased to see that I may be busier than that three-legged tap dancer on ice responding to both newcomer, Pat Collins, and my liberal veteran opponent, Kelly Scoles. Let the games begin!

I would just ask my debate opponents, and myself as well, to respect "Ockham's razor" and keep things simple. I don't have space to respond to a flood of personal attack adjectives, which may not be factual. But I do not hesitate to characterize Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas as a supercilious ass deserving a supreme Mike Tyson punch in the face every time he launches a lie (but that would be mortally redundant), because it's true. I know that conservatives and liberals perceive reality differently, but there is only one reality, so man cannot "transition" to woman, there are no extraterrestrials, and demons are real. Making contrary claims doesn't elevate a lie to the status of truth.

With another reality, that of imminent war on my mind, I'm going to shorten my responses this week to unload my concerns.
(Note): Having serious tech problems. Hope I can finish this column.

Just a couple of random answers to Kelly's and Pat's letters:

I call the immigration bill an "abomination" because it permits the continued flow of illegal immigration, and child sex slavery by Mexican drug lords, continued flood of fentanyl, terrorist infiltration , and creation of new illegal alien gangs (NY). The sheer volume of illegal masses infecting the Republic as never before, didn't dissuade Democrats from permitting thousands more. Common sense should be sufficient for most people to understand this threat. You (Pat) see this as a "treasure trove" of low wage, easily abused labor for Republicans? That's clearly slanderously false. Thank God traitorous Mayorkas was finally impeached! Now, let's hope the Senate has the guts and virtue to convict and kick him aside. This can't happen though because he does Biden's bidding regardless. Even among notoriously corrupt Democrats, Mayorkas is a most insufferable liar.

America has many defense challenges; the two greatest are military readiness, and a Trojan Horse Democrat boarder policy which will end our sovereignty soon if not stopped. Democrats are all in for a permanent Republic-killing supermajority - not good for democracy.

I have to divert the discussion to the national defense peril we are confronted with at this time. It is unparalleled in America's history. I've been surveying the expert military opinion concerning Free World military readiness and it is beyond alarming. European nations admit they are unprepared to defend against Russian attack. Throw in Communist China and North Korea, as well as Muslim Iran and its many minions, and hear that, except for Poland and Finland, we couldn't last more than a year after any coordinated attack. This is not a conclusion spouted by my unprofessional self. This is a near universal admission by NATO. South Korea and Taiwan are no better off.

Common sense alone tells us that such a worldwide conflict can be expected this year. Fanciful talk of being ready in a few years is just suicidal nonsense. Having a mentally deficient Commander-in-Chief, and a silly political floozy for vice-president, only heightens the threat by absentee leadership, and invites the wolfish instincts of our anti-Judeo-Christian enemies. Our government is too historically naive to understand the common evil of our enemies. This struggle is primarily spiritual.

I don't have time this week to talk about the immediate weakness in NATO, especially France, England, Italy, and the Baltics. Russia is the immediate threat. NATO has no army of its own, only a poorly coordinated group of small national units, underfunded and unready. The Free World has never before been threatened by so many nuclear enemies, and fake friends.

Both Ukraine and Israel must be supported in time or America will be unable to help either its European or Asian allies, while defending itself at home. Don't rely on my opinion, read what NATO leaders are admitting today. It doesn't help my negative world view that all those Marian Apparitions and warnings exactly coincide with NATO warnings and the growing strength of the enemy’s readiness.

Who wants to be the one who, while standing in the glowing, irradiated cinders of New York City, can somehow signal "I told you so!"

"At 7:58 a.m., Lt. Cmdr. Logan Ramsey, who was in the Ford Island command center, ordered the message to be sent out that would resonate through history: “AIR RAID, PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."

 

This week it is my privilege to respond to two letters, from Kelly Scoles, and from a new resident of Fillmore, Pat Collins. Thank you both.

I'm also pleased that both take exception to last week's Realities. During the 34 years I have published the Gazette I have encouraged readers to express their opinions, signed or anonymous, especially if they strongly disagree with the publisher. Without visceral negative reactions to my column, I wouldn't write it. So, thank you both again.

Out of respect for a new voice, I will answer Pat's letter first - and with equal respect, my friend Kelly's, second.
Hi Pat. Great to hear from you. The Gazette is a rare thing to be sure; I believe it's the last traditional small town weekly newspaper in southern California. When we began publication in 1989 there were eight web newspaper presses in Ventura County; today there are none. The Gutenberg-like breakthrough of computers and the internet, ironically, has killed thousands of newspapers, big, small, and nano, like the Gazette. Hard to tell which may turn to dust first, the Gazette or its publisher. But, as a wise old actor once said, we endeavor to persevere!

You should not be disheartened over last week's column (I hope you're sitting down), before I reveal the Gazette's unique character - she's authentically conservative in a meaningful, traditional way. Always has been, always will be. To those Americans who take pride in American freedom and independence (like you, I'm sure) this fact should stir an appetite for vigorous discussion, as I have engaged with my liberal friend Kelly Scoles for several years now. While I have the greatest personal respect for Kelly, we strongly clash in our opinions most of the time. She, for example, regards Hunter's laptop as unimportant, while I think Biden should be impeached, convicted, and imprisoned for treason. Slightly different takes making for healthy, respectful debate.

Last example, Pat; they falsely accuse Donald Trump of instigating "insurrection" at the Capitol on January 6. Liberals (very obviously) lie about this short (4-hour) incident. Typical example: "The heavily armed, Trump-incited mob attack of Jan. 6, 2021, was an attack not just on the U.S. Capitol building, but also on democracy and the rule of law." This is a typical, liberal Democrat "opinion" disguised as news. A truthful, factual report should have stated there were NO "heavily armed" citizens there, no fires, no damage to statuary, leisurely walk invited through building. Fisticuffs outside, but in fact peaceful inside, compared to all 2020 BLM riots in hundreds of cities, costing, in insured damage, $2 billion, and described by media as "mostly peaceful".

At least 25 Americans (civilians) were killed during protests and political unrest in 2020. "Violence raged at US protests in at least 140 cities. More than 2,000 law enforcement officers were injured in the first weeks of protests over the summer following the police killing of George Floyd", compared to one person killed at the Jan. 6 "insurrection" by a grossly negligent Capitol policeman, exonerated.

Arrests, convictions, and imprisonment following this true 2020 insurrection: Virtually none. Total insured property losses incurred during the George Floyd riots come in at "At least 25 Americans were killed during protests and political unrest in 2020 ... Nine of the people killed during protests were demonstrators .."

But for the 4-hour Capitol riot: "Approximately 749 federal defendants have had their cases adjudicated and received sentences for their criminal activity on Jan. 6". The persecution continues. "But over 95% of Antifa and BLM rioters charges were dropped," While, (CNN) years after the January 6 insurrection, the Justice Department continues to press forward on the biggest investigation in FBI history, with 700 people already arrested and hundreds more offenders still at large and several more years of prosecutions ahead. And continuing to falsely call it an "insurrection".

Pat, I endeavor to discipline my statements by confining them to facts, always open to scrutiny.

As for those (9-million) "attempting to come to this great country of ours", I only oppose those coming unlawfully. I'm all for law and order, and this total disorder may bankrupt our nation and invites our fanatical enemies to have their way. Our nation's largesse should never be under duress. And the "welfare of [your] children are directly threatened by this flood of illegal immigration at every level. How many more of the world's 8-billion should we invite to our teeming shore?" Your "huddled masses" are sinking the ship of state; better to assist them in their own countries.

While you are certainly not "anointed" to make decisions for others, loyal American citizens like yourself are free to educate yourself, debate, persuade, and vote, just as Kelly and I do each week. That's a duty of citizenship. The immigration bill is an abomination which only perpetuates the broken borders crisis. Like the border, support for Ukraine and Israel are separate, urgent necessities. We must assist each of them, quickly, regardless of cost, or soon pay with our freedom. We could do this easily if we had not been such spendthrifts for so many years. Now we have no viable alternative.
Again, welcome to the forum, Pat.

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Hi Kelly. Sorry I'm so far off base this week (about 500 words). I need to practice more discipline like Pat suggests!
About my "vile statement " concerning Biden and his radical liberal cronies being "evil". "Evil" is just an extreme form of "bad." And I believe good and evil are irreconcilable. Biden is evil because he habitually does evil things; it's his and his family's nature. Evidence of his evil can be found in the infamous Hunter laptop which reveals Joe's ravenous appetite for other people's money through shakedowns, and his bartering of the nations' policies. No time to open this fact up, again.

We conservatives do lament the passing of Rush, an honest genius and spectacular teacher.
You question "Trump's mental, emotional, and legal decay?" I'm astonished you would mention these things after enduring three years of Joe Biden' involuntary cerebral antics.

The man must fart more succinctly than he speaks. He is a walking threat to climate change. As to "Trump's lack of morality, integrity," etc. If Biden is your moral standard here it's no wonder you ignore the truckloads of felonious self-enrichment he has secured during his gigs as Senator, Vice President and Commander in Chief.

(note): I apologize for writing this long column. I didn't have time to write a short one.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hi Kelly,

Just to be up front with you, Kelly, I hate anything that looks like a secret world financial demigod; and they are all over the place. I recall when Black Rock touted control of $10 trillion dollars (since, down a little); and then there're outfits like Freemasons, the Bavarian Illuminati, Skull and Bones (regret Bill Buckley and at least one Bush were members) and Bilderberg. These are the uberhumans who think of themselves as God's subcontractors. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that, "The rich are different from you and me” and his friend Ernest Hemingway supposedly retorted, “Yes, they have more money.” Weirdly, these are the only words I remember from Fitzgerald, but they fit here. Wealth unnaturally elevates the human ego; pocket change can even grow to monstrous proportions like Mammon. I guess that's why we have a Fear and Greed Index; Greed can drive us like a Rockefeller or Carnegie while a recession or depression stunts the growth. While billionaires are a dime a dozen today, some will exhaust themselves to become the first trillionaire. But even the trillionaire is a relative pauper compared to the self-made dictator who owns his own country and all of its inhabitants. His riches are self-perpetuating, at least for a term of life, almost like Midas and Scrooge McDuck, because he prints his own money, determines its value, and the value of his dominated subjects. Remember Zimbabwe's central bank allowed its citizens to exchange the country's almost worthless currency for US dollars. Its $100-trillion-dollar note [was] worth just 40 U.S. cents. He [Robert Mugabe] also played at being his own god, like China's Xi, Russia's Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, demigods all, soon to face their true God, without saving face.

My apologies for the digression. I hope you are not too surprised to learn that I am also concerned about the extraordinary absence of financial justice throughout the world today. I have to be careful to avoid being called a "communist" for questioning our balance sheet. The unfairness is outrageous, and abuse is rife. A quick example of abuse on the Democratic Party side can be seen in the $400 million gift by Zuckerberg to Democratic Party brokers in the last presidential election. Just think of that sum and ask if it influenced the outcome of the election. Who else could match it? Bottom line for me, every gainfully employed man should be able to buy a house, as was possible only a few decades ago.

So, Kelly, I'm going to have to chicken-out and remain mum about the solutions I lack to remedy this serious problem. I do know, however, that I would avoid at all costs any proposal proffered by anyone even remotely smelling like a Biden. That man is a liar and a traitor, whose actions, with Barack Obama, may well precipitate the end of America as we have known her for 248 years. As for Abigail Disney and Valerie Rockefeller, a much simpler and faster solution to the problem they raise is available; why not simply have all people of "extreme wealth" gift a generous portion of their cash overflow to the country coffers, without forgetting struggling weekly newspapers? With an almost lascivious greed infecting the remnants of our national virtue, time is not on our side. I don't suggest this in jest. But wait! We could lower inflation from 9-percent under Biden, to 2-percent as under Trump, and pay the worker a living wage. Maybe then we can return to 10-cents for a cup of coffee (with free refills) and $50,000 for a modest house, like it was in my 30s.
If Democratic Party efforts to secure our borders provide a clue to future events, we may also have to return to a barter system, which worked so well for millennia.

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Kelly, I have to confess that today I'm fixated on war and have almost no interest in politics, except as it relates to war. Many well-informed people tell me that the momentum of WW3 is leaning against America and that we will soon be caught unprepared. They say that if we abandon Ukraine and Israel for the foolishness of things like climate change, "social justice" confusion, and crazy transgender obsessions, we will be fatally challenged by our enemies. The U.S. is about 5 years late in preparing for war, and NATO is just awakened to the imminent threat of nuclear attack by a coalition of well-prepared Russian, Muslim, and Asian enemies.

Remember those empty store shelves during the pandemic? China has announced another biological which it brags of being 100-percent fatal, which is the pinnacle of success for biological terrorists. And what is the western mindset today? NATO assured Russia a while ago that it would not employ nuclear retaliation if it nuked Ukraine; instead, NATO would use pinpoint conventional attacks on all Russian positions. So, a rational enemy may well just take advantage of notorious Western naiveté with a nuclear Blitzkrieg. Why should Russia, et al, undertake a long war (like Ukraine) when it could win a short one with a surprise nuclear attack?

Trying to argue the obvious gives me a headache.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hi Kelly,

Just to be up front with you, Kelly, I hate anything that looks like a secret world financial demigod; and they are all over the place. I recall when Black Rock touted control of $10 trillion dollars (since, down a little); and then there're outfits like Freemasons, the Bavarian Illuminati, Skull and Bones (regret Bill Buckley and at least one Bush were members) and Bilderberg. These are the uberhumans who think of themselves as God's subcontractors. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that, "The rich are different from you and me” and his friend Ernest Hemingway supposedly retorted, “Yes, they have more money.” Weirdly, these are the only words I remember from Fitzgerald, but they fit here. Wealth unnaturally elevates the human ego; pocket change can even grow to monstrous proportions like Mammon. I guess that's why we have a Fear and Greed Index; Greed can drive us like a Rockefeller or Carnegie while a recession or depression stunts the growth. While billionaires are a dime a dozen today, some will exhaust themselves to become the first trillionaire. But even the trillionaire is a relative pauper compared to the self-made dictator who owns his own country and all of its inhabitants. His riches are self-perpetuating, at least for a term of life, almost like Midas and Scrooge McDuck, because he prints his own money, determines its value, and the value of his dominated subjects. Remember Zimbabwe's central bank allowed its citizens to exchange the country's almost worthless currency for US dollars. Its $100-trillion-dollar note [was] worth just 40 U.S. cents. He [Robert Mugabe] also played at being his own god, like China's Xi, Russia's Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, demigods all, soon to face their true God, without saving face.

My apologies for the digression. I hope you are not too surprised to learn that I am also concerned about the extraordinary absence of financial justice throughout the world today. I have to be careful to avoid being called a "communist" for questioning our balance sheet. The unfairness is outrageous, and abuse is rife. A quick example of abuse on the Democratic Party side can be seen in the $400 million gift by Zuckerberg to Democratic Party brokers in the last presidential election. Just think of that sum and ask if it influenced the outcome of the election. Who else could match it? Bottom line for me, every gainfully employed man should be able to buy a house, as was possible only a few decades ago.

So, Kelly, I'm going to have to chicken-out and remain mum about the solutions I lack to remedy this serious problem. I do know, however, that I would avoid at all costs any proposal proffered by anyone even remotely smelling like a Biden. That man is a liar and a traitor, whose actions, with Barack Obama, may well precipitate the end of America as we have known her for 248 years. As for Abigail Disney and Valerie Rockefeller, a much simpler and faster solution to the problem they raise is available; why not simply have all people of "extreme wealth" gift a generous portion of their cash overflow to the country coffers, without forgetting struggling weekly newspapers? With an almost lascivious greed infecting the remnants of our national virtue, time is not on our side. I don't suggest this in jest. But wait! We could lower inflation from 9-percent under Biden, to 2-percent as under Trump, and pay the worker a living wage. Maybe then we can return to 10-cents for a cup of coffee (with free refills) and $50,000 for a modest house, like it was in my 30s.
If Democratic Party efforts to secure our borders provide a clue to future events, we may also have to return to a barter system, which worked so well for millennia.

****

Kelly, I have to confess that today I'm fixated on war and have almost no interest in politics, except as it relates to war. Many well-informed people tell me that the momentum of WW3 is leaning against America and that we will soon be caught unprepared. They say that if we abandon Ukraine and Israel for the foolishness of things like climate change, "social justice" confusion, and crazy transgender obsessions, we will be fatally challenged by our enemies. The U.S. is about 5 years late in preparing for war, and NATO is just awakened to the imminent threat of nuclear attack by a coalition of well-prepared Russian, Muslim, and Asian enemies.

Remember those empty store shelves during the pandemic? China has announced another biological which it brags of being 100-percent fatal, which is the pinnacle of success for biological terrorists. And what is the western mindset today? NATO assured Russia a while ago that it would not employ nuclear retaliation if it nuked Ukraine; instead, NATO would use pinpoint conventional attacks on all Russian positions. So, a rational enemy may well just take advantage of notorious Western naiveté with a nuclear Blitzkrieg. Why should Russia, et al, undertake a long war (like Ukraine) when it could win a short one with a surprise nuclear attack?

Trying to argue the obvious gives me a headache.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hi again, Kelly,

I regret that last week's Realities was less than clear for you. Because you saw it as "a perfect example of the challenges of our discourse" I would appreciate a chance to clarify a few things.

My criticism of General Charles Brown (now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) for racist policies, and your denial of his "embracing race-based hiring and promotions in the military for the sake of diversity" awakens a famous saying: "Facts speak louder than words", and the facts here are crystal clear. "Diversity and inclusion are now focal points in Air Force personnel decisions. Chief of Staff of the Air Force Charles Q. Brown has been a major backer of the DEI efforts. Brown said in the fall of 2020 that DEI was a key focal point of recruiting and a factor in promotions." "Shortly after assuming office, President Joe Biden signed three separate executive orders directing all federal agencies to commit extensive time and resources towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.” The Heartlander, 7-7-2023.

General Brown has served as the Air Force Chief of Staff since 2020. The Heritage Foundation's "2023 Index of Military Strength" notes that under his tenure the Air Force's military strength has descended from "marginal" in 2021, to "weak" in 2022, and to the lowest mark of "very weak" in 2023. Brown's command style prioritizes diversity, but the inexorable diminution of military strength raises grave concerns about the practice. The intentional selection of personnel based on race and ideology prompted the watchdog group the American Accountability Association to file a complaint about possible violations of the Constitution for illegal hiring practices. Breakdown: as of June 30, the active-duty Air Force was 71 percent white, 15 percent Black or African American, 4.3 percent Asian American, 1.2 percent Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and less than 1 percent American Indian or Native Alaskan. About 16 percent identify as Hispanic or Latino. Sept. 9, 2021.

“[Brown's] unwavering support of identity-based quotas and DEI imperatives is sufficient to justify and rationalize the purge of the depleted pilot corps of competent aviators that is composed of too many white males. With deep divisions within the military and the uncertainty of its ability to defend the country, General Brown's leadership style comes into question. An effective leader cannot adhere to an ideology that denigrates many of those under one’s command. Leadership embodies Eisenhower's humility as it relates to blood and sacrifice, the qualities imbued in Shakespeare's St. Crispin's Day Speech, and Chiang Kai-Shek's testimony to morale and spirit." (Scott Sturman)
How badly is Brown's intense racist DEI hurting our military? The Army alone has assigned more than 10,000 soldiers, equivalent to about three brigades, to recruiting duty.

A major conflict would break the AVF [All Volunteer Force]—an open secret in defense circles, but something that few in Washington want to discuss. Over the past year of fighting, Russia and Ukraine have both taken casualties equal to at least half the active-duty U.S. Army. Trying to explain this problem to liberals is, I think, a waste of time, regardless of its importance. Brown is fanatically engaged with promoting DEI because, regardless of his extraordinary personal success in the military, he nurses resentment for perceived past racist career injustices, a sharp chip on his shoulder for which the white man (particularly the white pilot) should pay. It's ugly, but it's a psychological fact. Brown is the last man who should be in charge of our military forces.

Last comment on Brown's suitability for overall command: Kelly, we have to look at what he is doing, not so much at what he says to placate his accusers. That's his big deception.

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About Nikki Haley's comment on the causes of the Civil War: Nikki is an intelligent, articulate woman. I don't understand why she answered that voter's question in that way. It's somewhat a puzzlement. I'm stunned, however, by your criticism, one of those "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" type of things. Kelly, may I remind you that South Carolina was a Democrat state when it started the Civil War! Remember, Democrats were also responsible for all that slavery, and all of that bloody post-Civil War fallout, like Reconstruction, KKK, Jim Crow, lynching, all that Democrat stuff. Republicans are the ones that fought to the death to end slavery. Democrats fought to the death to keep their slave culture. So, I should fault Nikki for not acknowledging the Democratic Party's historic guilt, but I won't elaborate, except to say she should certainly have mentioned the word slavery.

The Temecula school is wrong to hide the fact that the Democratic Party started the Civil War.
You are right, Kelly, as you say, to recognize that "some people still censor or deny uncomfortable historical truth..."

 

(The Gazette is beset with tech issues this a.m. Things somewhat scattered.)

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A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Once again, Kelly, the difficulty here in this week’s debate lies in identifying facts. Reading Gen. Brown's "answer" to Senator Schmidtt's simple question, shows Brown is a particularly adroit liar. If "word salad" (the politician's best friend) is aggravating to an honest inquiry, military word salad can kill the conversation. I regret these public hearings provide only 5-minutes or so for each questioner; Schmidtt should have demanded clarification.

• I did my usual homework before writing the last Realities. I verified Brown's notorious reputation as both the most successful member of the Air Force (now 4-stars) and a slavish Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) monger. Before you castigate me, why not read "Too many red flags to be CJCS by Scott Sturman, Air Force Academy, Class of 1972 - quoted last week? Why do you continually attack the facts I affirm? If you read Brown's answer to Senator Schmidtt's question carefully, and acknowledge his DEI mandate, you should conclude that the General is doing what Sturman well describes; "General Brown represents DEI in euphemistic terms that are palatable to the public and allude to fairness and equal opportunity. But DEI has deep Marxist roots based on critical theories, where merit is minimized, and power structures are based on identity, oppression, and racism. It is a stealth weapon devised by academics that breeds conformity of thought, marginalizes members of organizations solely due to superficial characteristics, and engenders favoritism. The Air Force faces a 2000 pilot deficit, but General Brown's priority is not focused on this crucial concern but rather the racial and sexual distribution of the pilots he commands." Brown's logic here: Well, we're short 2000 pilots, I guess we should cut back on White pilots to make room for the Black, Asian, multiracial, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Native Alaskan pilots we don't have. Hmm…

• So, Brown's statement about "making clear that the military's merit-based personnel system remains firmly in place" is farcical, a contradiction of reality. Your comment… "Once again, the General did not say that." Oh yes, he did; it just sounded like he didn't, in military salad vocabulary. I suggest you keep your eye on the donut, Kelly, not on the hole.

• More of Brown's DEI leadership: "Two years ago, Air Force Recruiting Service boss Maj. Gen. Ed Thomas told reporters the service planned to bring in a more diverse set of applicants, particularly among rated officers. The Air Force did not disclose the figures it wanted to hit." A more diverse set of applicants? With nobody coming in how can you be so choosy?

• More Gen. Brown fantasy: "Now, the Air Force is for the first time setting separate targets for male and female applicants within each racial and ethnic group; for example, aiming for 8.5% Black men and 4.5% Black women. That will help the service see where its attempts at gender parity are falling short, and can lead to higher outreach to underrepresented women of color.”
• General Brown and his radical Woke minions have failed brutally at their attempts to rebuild our armed forces after creating a DEI niche for any non-white minority who might think of coming to the service. At the same time, he has demeaned and rejected the normal white citizen with an attitude of limiting normal white applications.
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• This year, 2024, in my private, humble opinion, will find America facing multiple enemy aggressions, mainly from Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and several Muslim nations. Our own military experts say our armed forces, smallest in 80 years, can no longer expect to win a two-front war; we may be unsuccessful in a single front war. If we honestly, objectively account for all of our most fatal flaws, and they are many, prayer and conversion is our only true defense. As deplorable as unbelievers find this statement, it will prove to be factual.
• America seems to be unable solve our most glaring weaknesses, like 8-million illegal aliens (hundreds of thousands from hostile countries), wildly obvious, corrupt leadership at every stage of federal and state government, a confused and unprepared military, but most of all, a contempt for God. We are no longer able to turn on a dime as we did after Pearl Harbor. The new hoards of pro-Hamas protesters are enemies within, invited here by the Biden Trojan Horse. Our country is widely vulnerable at all critical points - financial, power grid, cyber threats, terrorism, and scores of other vulnerabilities.

• Most worrisome to me - our proven inability to act. We have watched 8-million illegal transients, with millions more on the move, and we seem paralyzed. This is how democracies die.

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• (Note) My time is disrupted today, medical and technical issues. I will sign off by asking Israel to rescind its recent law, paying for all abortions. This is a curse to the nation. Biblical scripture and New Testament state abortion cries out for Divine vengeance. I strongly support Israel, and hope they quickly obliterate Hamas. But this new abortion law will be a curse to that nation.

• I think the US will be in war, at disadvantage, in the first half of this year.
• So much more to say; so little time to say it in.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Happy New Year, Kelly!

Now hear this, there are no "misstatements" in those first two paragraphs. Any "nuisances" you allude to are actually well documented facts which a careless reader might find to be a nuisance.
I have a beef with both Republicans and Democrats on the issue of military assistance to Ukraine. Ignorant congressional members from both houses have no idea of the importance of having Ukraine win this war. Though the US has provided many billions of dollars for Ukraine's defense, as a superb article explains (It's Costing Peanuts for the US to Defeat Russia; Center for European Policy Analysis), allowing Ukraine to lose the war guarantees further, massive Russian aggression at infinitely greater cost. Read that analysis; it is clearly correct. I challenge you to refute its conclusions.

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On the issue of General Charles Q. Brown, our newest and "highest-ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and primary adviser in military matters to the President, Department of Defense, Homeland Security Council, and the National Security Council", is a flaming Woke wonder. (See "General Brown – Too many red flags to be CJCS, July, 2023, by Scott Sturman. Scott Sturman is the president of the USAFA Class of 1972.)
Brown's appointment is a strategic blunder which magnifies our existing military disabilities.

As Sturman points out, "The United States military's reputation and mission readiness are in free fall, and diversity, equity, and inclusion programs (DEI), which pervade the armed services, bear much of the blame. General Brown supports, promotes, and defends DEI passionately and unapologetically. Plunging enlistments, declining public trust and confidence in the highest echelons of command, lowering physical fitness and aptitude standards, and plummeting military power ratings are the result of these self-inflicted wounds."

Brown's pathetic attempt to answer Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing questions (see Senator Schmitt) shows a racist mentality. He urges that candidates for pilot training be apportioned by racial percentage. He recommends a reduction of white officers by 9-percent (accordingly, 5,400 are too many). Yes, it is nuts. Sturman continues: "General Brown represents DEI in euphemistic terms that are palatable to the public and allude to fairness and equal opportunity. But DEI has deep Marxist roots based on critical theories, where merit is minimized, and power structures are based on identity, oppression, and racism. It is a stealth weapon devised by academics that breeds conformity of thought, marginalizes members of organizations solely due to superficial characteristics, and engenders favoritism. The Air Force faces a 2000 pilot deficit, but General Brown's priority is not focused on this crucial concern but rather the racial and sexual distribution of the pilots he commands."

Well, Kelly, I have "counted you in" as Woke. But that doesn't give you a pass to ignore or deny facts. You say "General Brown did NOT say there were 'too many white people in the Air Force."' But Senator Schmitt verified that fact by reading a memo signed by Brown which says exactly that, and Brown is notoriously scrupulous about his "unwavering support of identity-based quotas and DEI imperatives is sufficient to justify and rationalize the purge of the depleted pilot corps of competent aviators that is composed of too many white males."

I've already classified Generals Milley and Secretary of Defense. Lloyd J. Austin III as the Bozo Brothers for their cowardice in abandoning Afghanistan. They quietly handed the Taliban the largest, most heavily armed airbase (Bagram) in Afghanistan, and stole away in the night. They were fearful of losing their jobs if they insisted on telling truth to power about that insane decision. I add General Brown to my military ensemble of feeble Woksters, performing as the Bozo Triplets. Brown remains a danger to US military cohesion and efficiency as we ease into WWIII.

We have allowed Woke racial and political "clericalism" to erode our defense forces. This has not happened in the enemy's ranks, where they continue to rely on the ancient anti-Judeo-Christian Holocaust, which responds as a natural consequence of our atheistic enfeeblement.

The farther America moves away from her Judeo-Christian God and His ordinances, the closer she comes to disaster. Those who are unable to see the onslaught arising in the Ukraine-Israel wars, which will overwhelm the entire West in months, are blind. My concern is that blindness infects America's government, while timidity infects her policies.
We are unprepared to meet our obligations to ourselves and to our allies - and the enemy is in the wire.

Again, Happy New Year!

 

A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hi again, Kelly,

Any past hyperbolic comments aside, I wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year. It's been enjoyable crossing swords with you over the years!

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Didn't have time for a short column today, but I'm trying to cut it down.
Your commendation to the Republican House "for finally voting with Democrats to approve funding for our allies...", I think is misplaced. "WASHINGTON ― The Biden administration has notified Congress it will authorize a $1 billion tranche of Ukraine military aid at the end of the month, but it will be the last package Kyiv can expect if lawmakers do not pass additional funds to continue supporting the embattled country against Russia’s invasion." This is an enormous betrayal of Ukraine, now starved of ammo. It pulls the rug out from under its defense and immensely bolsters Russia in this life-and-death struggle - properly described as "kneecapping" Ukraine in the middle of the war. As for Sen. Tommy Tuberville's release of military pay raises for 11 top generals, I would like to know just who those generals are. One I would never have promoted is General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, black man who has stated there are too many white people in the Air Force. A bad apple with a sharp chip on his shoulder. Another Woke mistake.

I also await, with great trepidation, the Supreme Court's decision on whether Trump is immune from prosecution for acts now alleged to have been criminal when he was in office. If he is found to be liable today for such past activity our system of checks and balances will be crippled, and future presidents will have to constantly be looking over their shoulders when making critical decisions; more of Obama-Biden national deconstruction. Pretending Trump acted as King, or exerted omnipotence in office here is simply a ridiculous non sequitur. Biden appointments to SCOTUS will determine how much honor remains in that body. I greatly miss Antonin Scalia, the gold standard for character and intellect. How far we have fallen with Ketanji Brown Jackson, who would not define a "woman" during her hearings, camouflaging her Trans- LGBTQ (etc) agenda.
On Biden impeachment activity, you claim proof of criminality is "ephemeral or absent"? ...“Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. Matthew 13:13. Proof is so massive here, even a Justice Department of unprecedented corruption, like Attorney General Merrick Garland's, will be forced into an historic show and tell. I suspect that the denouement of the Biden saga will happen at a time when America is being attacked by enemies to whom he sold out long ago. "Elaboration" of this heinous criminality occurs daily on FOX - while the episode on Hunter's laptop remains hidden to CNN viewers. That may be the larger scandal.

Whether or not you accept the onrushing exposure of Biden culpability, Kelly, I would suggest that you store-up some emergency food and water, because those cold, hard things called facts tell us that America will be kinetically challenged by enthusiastic enemies (I believe in 2024). I hope our citizens are ready, even if our defense forces are not. Here's why: "USA smallest military in 80 years..." "Moscow glows triumphant as front freezes and Western aid for Ukraine stalls..."
Ashish Vazirani, the Defense Department’s acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that the individual services missed their recruiting goals in fiscal 2023 by a combined 41,000 people. With the exception of the Space Force — which was stood up in 2022 — all of the Defense Department service branches have seen significant cuts in active-duty numbers since the end of 2020. (Because no one is signing-up). "The Marine Corps is poised to be 8,900 active-duty service members smaller than in fiscal 2021, a 4.9% reduction. The Air Force is set to be down 13,475 airmen, 4% lower. The Navy is expected to have 10,000 fewer sailors, down 2.9%."

"The final end strength targets for the services decreased not only from last year but also from last summer, when the House and Senate Armed Services committees first proposed their goals for fiscal 2024. Senators had proposed 11,000 more personnel in the early draft of the bill. House members initially voted for almost 21,000 more. However, after the Army, Navy and Air Force all missed recruiting targets this fall, the end strength hopes for next year were dropped in the final compromise legislation. Robert Greenway, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense, believes that is a mistake." [Really?] Greenway said too few active-duty troops sends a worrisome message to would-be adversaries such as China and Russia at a time when many European allies are also shrinking the size of their fighting forces.

“Instead of addressing the problem, the answer has been to move the goalposts and reduce the positions in the services,” he said." “So they are institutionalizing the problem, and that’s not a good approach.” "Service officials said they expect to face difficulty meeting their recruiting goals for next year, even with the lower targets."

"Russia was [is] hiking its weapons production considerably to sustain its invasion of Ukraine, while also threatening the Baltic states, Georgia and Moldova, Boris Pistorius was quoted as saying in an interview with Welt am Sonntag." China, Iran, and N. Korea brag of new weapons as well.

Nov 30, 2023 — "Faced with the prospect of a protracted war, the Russians are rearming and the West is questioning its next step. Published on November 30, 2023 ..."

WARSAW — "Poland is building one of the West’s most muscle-bound militaries, on course to deploy more battle tanks than Britain, France, Germany and Italy – combined."

"Credit Warsaw with a baseline of strategic sanity. It faces a revanchist enemy in Russia, which invaded Poland in 1939 and subjugated it for decades after World War II. This month, a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to eliminate “Polish statehood in its entirety.”

"In 2022, China had the largest armed forces in the world by active duty military personnel, with about 2 million active soldiers."

I'm out of space. I'm concerned that America is asleep. Certain verses keep nagging me: “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,”
WASHINGTON—For the first time, The Heritage Foundation’s Index of U.S. Military Strength finds that as currently postured, the U.S. military is rated “weak” and at significant risk of not being able to meet the demands of a single major regional conflict while attending to various presence and engagement activities. Heritage released the 2023 Index of U.S. Military Strength on Tuesday. The release comes as the military faces a full-blown recruitment crisis and two successive years where the Biden administration submitted defense budget requests below the rate of inflation. The military has seen a general erosion of capacity, capability, and readiness, but readiness and capacity issues across the force, particularly in the Air Force and Navy, have become so significant that the military’s ability to fulfill its primary mission is in jeopardy. Worsening the challenges for the force further are inflation and budget cuts, which account for a total loss of $59 billion in funding between 2018 and 2023 and are compounded by the limited assistance American allies can contribute to our shared security interests. Meanwhile, America’s key adversaries—China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea—are advancing their military capabilities and intimidating U.S. partners. This can be seen by Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and China and North Korea’s continued intimidation of neighboring countries such as Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. Beware China, Russia, N. Korea, Iran, and other terrorist Islamic nations - all at once.

Everyone should read the full report. Remember Pearl Harbor? "This is not a drill. I repeat - this is not a drill."

 

My hearty welcome to our newly appointed Mayor, Carrie Broggie, Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Gurrola, and a thank you to outgoing former Mayor, Mark Austin. Mark did a truly spectacular job, and Carrie has always done an exemplary job for our town.

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A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hi Kelly,

This week I'm doing my best to take you seriously, but it's a struggle. It doesn't seem fair to me. Here I am having to plod through the tangle of historic facts, assisted only by logic and common sense, while you get to gallivant through a parallel universe of political fiction faster than a three-legged tap-dancer on ice.
If you slow down a bit, I'll try to catch up and then maybe we can both address the same slippery facts.
They're only slippery because you don't seem to accept them. Let's take one step at a time, and start at the beginning, because that's a logical place to start.

I "misrepresented" nothing. Biden and his Woke liberal minions have dangerously enfeebled our military. Anyone with knowledge of military affairs, preferably someone who has spent some years in the ranks, knows that America's military forces today suffer from damaged esprit de corps, readiness, even honor in the highest ranks (Generals Milley and Austin). Milley admitted he made "two calls to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People's Liberation Army to assure him that the United States was not going to suddenly go to war with or attack China." Sep 28, 2021- behind his Commander in Chief's back; an astonishing act of treason. Both Milley and Austin signed-off on the Afghanistan surrender, knowing that was insanely wrong. And, of course, both invited Transgender recruits.

Kelly, you challenge my statement concerning the Biden administration's warning of a possible end of assistance to Ukraine and Israel. Joe may personally wish to continue this help, but his National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan stated, "We're running out of money, and we are nearly out of time". Ukraine, Taiwan, and Israel are all in critical need of money while the U.S. squanders on climate concerns and LGBTQ assistance (billions) and Trans experiments.

Your allegations of Republican responsibility for now, 8-million unvetted strangers flowing into the US is hyper preposterous, unworthy of an answer. Sufficient to say that at least 100,000 terrorists are among the trespassers - and they will attack us soon. Democrats have willed this to happen.

You are disgusted that Senator Tuberville won't take a call from four-star general - Secretary of Defense Austin [on promotions], and you worry about "readiness"? As mentioned above, he and Milley are cowards who signed-off on the Afghanistan surrender, because they didn't have the balls to resign in protest after Biden and the Obamanations ordered the surrender of Bagram air base and $80 BILLION in war equipment - handed to the Taliban! "The U.S. left Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans' departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said." (AP) After Biden's personal treason, this was the most shameful action ever taken by military commanders in American history. Justice here would recognize Milley and Austin traitors. Remember: "The American war in Afghanistan incurred staggering costs — for the United States, Afghans and others — over two decades. The U.S. government spent $2.3 trillion, and the war led to the deaths of 2,324 U.S. military personnel, 3,917 U.S. contractors and 1,144 allied troops. Nov 3, 2022."

You praise "sensitivity training" for combat troops. Never owned a pair of knickers, Kelly. Maybe it's time military feminists who promote this crap hang-up their jock straps. There are no knickers in the 82nd, at least there weren't 60 years ago. They despised any hint of femininity, as their famously ribald two-part chants demonstrated through company ranks on early morning runs. Those men loved and respected women, but recognized the distaff side could have no part in their sort of work. Those chants had zero respect for race or gender, or effeminacy, and men from many ethnic backgrounds and foreign nations, participated with intensity. Each chant was a deliberate insult to ....civilians, enemy nations, or other services. The purpose was to breed fear in any enemy, leaving any idea of "nice" behind. If a target was missed on the range, it was known as Maggie's drawers (white flag). Life was filled with an almost sacred tradition of strength and brotherhood.

Kelly, that "normal, healthy, God-fearing man" I spoke of is today a dying member of the American populous - to the great danger of all beloved female members. A man is a fool for disrespecting women; he's also a fool for forgetting self-respect. Incidentally, I have the greatest respect for two female sniper groups, fighting in Ukraine and Israel. They are a team of heroes, famed for their spectacular success. Both groups exist because both of their countries are fighting for their lives. God bless both of them. But they are the extreme exception, in the greatest of emergencies. Women have had, and will always maintain, a special and specially protected status in the world - with stark exception in China and Muslim nations.

That sensitivity training with the high heels, even pregnancy garments, are demeaning to servicemen. Sexual assault is always criminal; it's also condemned by natural law. All normal men have a genetic disposition to protect the special dignity of women, to the point of risking their lives to do so. This is also fundamental Judeo-Christian tradition. The best book, my opinion, on these issues is: Co-Ed Combat, by Kingsley Browne.
Kelly, your ignorance concerning Hunter Biden and his traitorous, criminal father and family, shows you are uninterested in discovering evil.

Joe Biden, under the close direction of his keepers, may well cause the end of our Republic. Each of his policies drastically undermines our security and weakens our economy, as if that has been his goal. He's joined at the hip with Barack Obama, as they gleefully oversee the "Rebuilding of America".
Of course, to accomplish that, they must first tear it all down.

 

12-6-2023
The reality of America's military enfeeblement under the Biden administration was confirmed this week. "We’re running out of money, and we are nearly out of time,” Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters. He was referring to our war support for Ukraine. He was also displaying a state of panic to our enemies, preparing to betray a sacred trust. To say that we will support Ukraine "for as long as it takes", expresses foolish naiveté, taking for granted that such time is available.
With another friend, Israel, also fighting a defensive war against Muslim terrorists, only the blind can fail to see the looming threat now facing America. Sullivan’s comments came after Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young warned House Speaker Mike Johnson that “cutting off the flow of U.S. weapons and equipment will kneecap Ukraine on the battlefield..." not only putting at risk the gains Ukraine has made but increasing the likelihood of Russian military victories."
Focusing closer on the peril, "Poland's national security agency estimates that Russia could attack NATO in less than 36 months...." "To strengthen the region's defense capabilities, he voiced his support for increasing the size of the Polish military." "If we want to avoid war, NATO countries on the eastern flank should adopt a shorter, three-year time period to prepare for confrontation," said Jacek Siewiera head of the National Security Bureau.
They (we) are just about 5 years too late in providing necessary preparation. In fact, the West lacks sufficient munitions to win a two-war conflict, because we didn't prepare, and are not preparing now. But that's not the entire threat. We face a multi-war fight, all together. America's continued existence is at risk, with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea all eager to pounce, with nuclear intensity, on the "Great Satan." Other enemies of America, like Iran, Syria, and pretend friends like Turkey, Pakistan, et al., would quickly invest in World War III when they see the US haplessly wobbling. The reality, virtually all Muslim nations would (will) help to finally put the "Great Satan" down. Muslim nations alone constitute something like 26 percent of the world's population - and hate western culture, Christians and Jews especially. This is a fact, unpleasant as it may be.
I fear the incompetence of our military leadership. They have been politicized by the Woke Left and have subverted our armed forces - too many generals are a joke. Too much feminization, Transgendering, "Queer" tolerance, Climate Change Indoctrination, and scuttling of urinals on warships without portholes. Our enemies see these things and think us contemptuous. They wonder why our male troops are forced to wear high heel shoes in sensitivity training, and women lead them in combat. No wonder we fail to muster a sufficient number of normal male recruits. What normal, healthy, God-fearing young man wants to join a "Queer" military?
It now appears that the Biden administration will cut assistance to Ukraine, and possibly to Israel as well. If either of these nations fail to win their wars America is also doomed. America has long been the salvation of Western democratic culture, the sea wall protecting the borders of the so-called free world. If our military strength fails, the world will experience unparalleled catastrophic consequences.
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I've probably written too much on Marian apparitions. I have to say, however, that the stage is perfectly set for the catastrophic scenario prophesized in a number of these apparitions. Though common sense is sufficient to understand the current military reality, I would refer anyone interested in these "imminently" expected spiritual warnings, to see "Revelations, The Hidden Secret Messages and Prophecies of the Blessed Virgin Mary" by Xavier Reyes-Ayral. It tells of a Russian Blitzkrieg attack on NATO forces from the North, joined by Muslim forces from the south, which overwhelms eastern Europe, into France, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands, the total destruction of Paris, and the crippling of England, Italy, and Spain, before being beaten back with massive destruction. America is also to be struck, and the world will be substantially changed. However shocking, this scenario has been found to be "worthy of belief" by the highest echelons of the Catholic Church - for what that's worth. Many prophesies are centuries old, others recent; all in agreement that the war is coming soon.
The prophesies are extraordinary in their details, and each is tempered by the fact that these tragedies can be shortened by prayer and spiritual conversion; they are not set in stone.
Of course, this is just personal opinion. The question: is it really "Worthy of belief".

 

11-29-2023
A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hi Kelly,

Our debates seem to be evolving (devolving?) into philosophic tug-a-wars. I enjoy them; I'm not sure normal readers do, however. But let's be bold and tug-away once more.

I still say Truth is singular, solid, and exclusive. You say people very often "witness the same event and recall and characterize it very differently." Either one may see the truth, or not. But this result doesn't change the fact that the truth is always there. We need a "common denominator." (I hated long division) but that missing part is responsible for most of the anguish in the world today. I say the "denominator" should be God. You won't like this, but our troubles (all of them) boil down to the fact that too many no longer believe there is a God, or an eternity. The issue here: too many human creations don't believe in their creator, in eternal truths. They reject Biblical truths, especially that God created man "in his image". If one rejects this last fact, he rejects the essence of creation history, the war between Angels and demons, Biblical history and prophesies. Without honest interest in Truth, debate remains a waste of time.

Just as important, rejecting these things substitutes an acceptance of incredible falsehoods, lies, and confusion. It makes non-believers utterly naive in the struggle with the evil part of human dynamics. From the beginning, we humans have had to fight that thing called Evil. Believers know that evil consists of Satan, his demons, lost souls and its institutions like Communism. I can hear non-believers gagging now. But, without acknowledging this scenario, your idea of Truth can't bridge the gap between good and evil, two things being "singular, solid, and exclusive," just as are Heaven and Hell.

For example (of non-believer naiveté): they believe in things like aliens, UFOs, and sentient AI. Well, God has sent a book this year with the serendipitous title "Only Man Bears His Image." Subtitle: (be patient) "The Biblical, Catholic & Scientific Case Against Aliens, UFO Deceptions, Sentient AI, and Other Sci-Fi Disguised Demons & Psyops Heralding the Antichrist" to explain. (I did ask for patience.) Author: Daniel O'Connor. One of the greatest books I've read in the past 10 years. Open it anywhere and begin to learn. Beautifully written, scrupulously researched with scholarly tenacity! Beware: 750 pages. A work of genius! Did I forget to say this is a good book?

Time and space-wise, I'm already in trouble- but I continue to digress.

Anyway - Kelly, you warn of "binary choices" often leading to disaster." I guess so; but so do tri- and quadra-choices, ad infinitum. My point; sometimes we have to make tough choices. You say, "Thousands disagree with [me]." Wrong. Most of today's 8 billion people disagree with me. My frustration is that I can't respond to all of them. On the "horrifying situation in Israel/Palestine where insistence on binary choices of the Israeli Jews and Muslims have resulted in a potentially world-wide religious and political war…" - that "horrifying situation" has existed since 8 June, 632 following the death of Mohammed, 1,391years ago. Since Muslim people believe everything Mohammed did was perfect, they are commanded to imitate his actions, which require the killing ("fighting") of nonbelievers, especially Jews and Christians. Sometimes those "binary choices" demand emergency life-saving defensive decisions.

I respect Church Militant and the truth it delivers. I didn't know of Michael Voris' troubles. God bless and heal him. Church Militant is only radical in the scope of the truth it proclaims about Church corruption. You find Voris's confessions "lurid?" When the prophesied chastisements arrive, I believe every human on earth will see "horrible, ugly things" in their consciences. I trust you will be the exception.

Kelly, there is no "overwhelming scientific consensus on man-made global warming." It's all a deception - like UFOs, Transgendering, Aliens, etc.. Report: "Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. John Clauser — who recently declared climate science a ‘pseudoscience’ — has his IMF talk abruptly canceled. July 23, 2023." Video: "2022 Nobel physics prize winner John Clauser rips climate idiocy, No ‘climate crisis’ and IPCC ‘one of the worst sources of dangerous misinformation’."
Kelly, read at least one serious book on the fraud of so-called man-made climate change.

Read the book I recommend, Kelly. Then you will see why It's nearly impossible for non-believers to understand Judeo-Christian truths without a belief in God. "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7-8.

I shudder at the thought of rejecting the truth of eternal Beatific Vision, while welcoming the truth of eternal horror.
Merry Christmas!

 

Our printing schedule was changed this week due to Thanksgiving and a medical issue with a staff family member. I thought I would give discussion of wars and Marian Apparitions a rest. I substitute an exposé on the fraudulent Climate Change theory, right up there with Transgender Change theory. Both are bankrupting America, one financially, the other, intellectually. Both are examples of a near moribund American educational system which espouses a new Woke logic.
NOT EVEN NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS ARE ALLOWED TO QUESTION ‘THE SCIENCE’

By Nicholas Wylie - ChurchMilitant.com - November 17, 2023

Top physicist counters the climate narrative

BALTIMORE (ChurchMilitant.com) - A renowned physicist is spreading the "good news" that there is no climate crisis — a message some aren't excited to hear.

––Dr. John Clauser

Dr. John Clauser, a 2022 Nobel laureate, spoke on Tuesday in Baltimore about the misinformation currently dominating the scientific community regarding man-made climate change.

At the Deposit of Faith Coalition's press conference, Clauser proclaimed, "As much as it may upset many people, my message is the planet is not in peril. I think this is good news. I believe there is no climate crisis."
"The alleged atmospheric CO2 and methane have negligible effect on the climate. The policies [the U.S.] government has been implementing are totally unnecessary and should be eliminated, and trillions of dollars can be saved," Clauser continued.
Dr. Clauser noted a critical issue that he feels torpedoes the dire prognostication by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — disagreement among its 40-plus computer models.

"I assert that the IPCC's computer models have all misidentified the dominant process that controls the earth's climate. They are based on incomplete and incorrect physics," Clauser stated.

The Nobel laureate introduced a concept he named the "cloud-sunlight-reflectivity thermostat mechanism," which emphasizes the significant role of clouds in influencing Earth's temperature. He stressed the importance of clouds, which reflect 90% of sunlight into space, and criticized the IPCC models for overlooking the temperature-stabilizing effect of this process.
Clauser further called for the termination of carbon-limiting measures, calling them "a terrible and dangerous waste of scarce money." He noted that when that sentiment was privately communicated to President Joe Biden in the Oval Office last year, Biden allegedly responded, "Sounds like right-wing science."

Clauser further called for the termination of carbon-limiting measures.

Soon after the conference, Clauser's presentation drew criticism both online and in the scientific community. The Washington Post published an article Thursday claiming Clauser was veering from the "overwhelming scientific consensus." According to the piece, "[Clauser's] recent denial of global warming has alarmed top climate scientists, who warn that he is using his stature to mislead the public about a planetary emergency."

Michael Mann, a climate scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, called the 2022 Nobel laureate's argument "pure garbage" and "pseudoscience," likening it to "the sort of error a freshman is embarrassed to be caught having made." Andrew Dessler, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University, is quoted as telling the Post, "Clouds amplify warming."

The Vortex: Nobel Prize Winner Blows Up Climate Alarmism

Dessler went on, "The scientific community has spent the last century studying [climate change], and at this point, virtually everything that's happening has been predicted. John Clauser and his ilk ignore this because they are not advancing serious scientific critiques."

None of the predictions made by climate alarmists over the last 50 years have come to fruition.
Another speaker at Tuesday's conference, Alex Newman, chronicled some of the doomsday predictions climate alarmists have put forth over the last 50 years, exposing the falsehoods of each one. Others have pointed out that none of the predictions made by climate alarmists over the last 50 years have come to fruition.

The Deposit of Faith Coalition, for which Clauser and Newman presented, involve religious and political conservatives partnering with scientists and climate experts to expose the fraud and misinformation that are weakening the American economy. The press conference called out Catholic bishops, who were meeting nearby as part of their fall Plenary Assembly, for advancing false climate narratives.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hello again, Kelly,

The first sentence of your letter this week is, I believe, a key to understanding why, over a long period of time, we always seem to disagree on so many basic ideas. There is a fundamental difference in our way of thinking.
You say, "Sometimes a binary choice, one or the other, is not possible." I would say if we are looking for truth, a choice must always be made, even if our choice in good faith proves to be wrong, or we can always admit we simply don't know. Then, at least we can avoid contradiction. If our choice proves to be wrong, after further investigation, the ethical thing to do would be to admit our mistake.

You further state, "Sometimes the solution requires painful admissions, confronting a friend, or defending an enemy." For myself, truth is singular, solid, and exclusive. Offering to split the truth is like Solomon offering to divide that infant child to identify truth in a dispute.

Even Einstein admitted that his theory of a "universal constant" in 1915 was wrong. "After Hubble's discovery that the universe was, in fact, expanding, Einstein called his faulty assumption that the universe is static his "biggest mistake". That was one of those ‘painful admissions.’"

The Israel-Palestine war is not a "tragedy." There is no "fatal flaw" here in an otherwise traditional heroic actor. The evil is baked into the existence of Hamas. This war was begun by eternally diabolical actors, who deliberately and enthusiastically (as their tradition demands) ambushed Israel with wholesale murder in mind. At least educated Christians understand this bloody attack as purely evil, satanic. Only those who don't believe in Satin himself, and eternal spiritual manifestations, refuse to understand this.

You say, "I understand the Israel/Palestine tragedy can engender a visceral response..." That "visceral response" should be delivered to Hamas with the jawbone of an ass. Any accusations of "a lack of proportionality in Israel's response" reveals invincible ignorance. How does one "proportion" a defensive response to the reality of infant beheadings, rape, wholesale family murders and torture of totally innocent civilians? The only justified response to such infamy is total annihilation of the murderers - but Israel, a civilized nation, will forgo extracting an exact "eye for an eye".
You say Israel has been "a Jewish homeland 2000 years prior" [to Palestinian settlement]. You are off by a magnitude of two millennia. "Jews have lived on the land of Israel continuously for almost 4,000 years. Maybe they deserve at least an easement? The land of Israel is the birthplace of the Jewish people, and the Landlord says, "I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you." (YHWH).

Your tendency to equate the "righteous belligerents" is a stunning obfuscation of historic fact; the attack of Hamas was carefully premeditated murder. It was "malum in se," an act violating the natural, moral and public principles of a civilized society. Permitting Hamas to survive is tantamount to letting your neighbor create an Ebola Garden next door. It only lives to kill.

Your parenthetical curiosity concerning Israel's lapse of military intelligence is misplaced. That is food for historians. I know it's being deeply investigated. As for Israel "killing humans in a barrel," Hamas habitually uses its own innocent civilians to hide behind, offering them up as human sacrifice, just as they incinerate Israeli babies in front of their mothers. Newly released captured video of this practice is available to satisfy the curious.

Frankly, Kelly, I'm disappointed in your understanding of this crisis. I assume you feel the same way about the Russian Orcs in Ukraine. Before I have finally "shuffled off this mortal coil", I want to go on record as saying: Both Ukraine and Israel are fighting America's wars; they are doing the dying. America should be morally and rationally compelled to assist both countries with maximum assistance, military and civil, to assure they win these wars. That America has squandered TRILLIONS on weather foolishness and gender orientation, doesn't negate the duty to support both Ukraine and Israel. They are holding back the tsunami of Islamo-Communist threats which are about to engulf our country. The threat is not just over there. The threat overflows into America by 8-million invaders, trespassers who support Hamas, hate America, and soon to attack us from within. When this happens, we will learn that our assistance to Ukraine and Israel, though laudable, was done begrudgingly.
“For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For want of a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, the battle was lost; For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.” Benjamin Franklin quoted this old proverb in an edition of Poor Richard's Almanac in 1758.

I strongly recommend that: "... we be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that [we] can take [our] stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:10

I worry that, instead of suiting-up as recommended, we are charging butt naked onto the field of sharp and exploding things.